tv Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC March 18, 2010 12:35am-1:35am EDT
-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: looking good in the audience. thank you, very much. welcome to "late night with jimmy o 'fallon." [ laughter ] how you guys feeling tonight? you feeling good? happy st. patrick's day, to everybody. happy st. patrick's day. it was a beautiful day here in new york for the st. patrick's day parade. over 60 degrees outside. i guess that's just luck of the old global warming. [ light laughter ] interesting fact. in ireland, saint patrick's day is meant to honor saint patrick, who drove out all of the snakes. kind of like here in america where we honor saint samuel l. jackson. [ laughter ] and as you know, in irish lore, leprechauns hide their pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. but here in new york, things are a little different.
at the end of the rainbow, there's just a gay bar. [ laughter ] [ scattered applause ] a little different. here's some political news for you guys. today, ohio congressman dennis kucinich announced that he will vote for president obama's health care bill. yeah, the one condition is that obama had to carry him on his shoulders so he could see the st. patrick's day parade. [ laughter ] that's what he's like. "you okay, buddy? see the bagpipers? do you have to go to the bathroom?" [ laughter ] "let me know. let me know." this is pretty big. top officials believe that kim jong-il is going to die in the next three years. i was going to send him something, but hallmark was all out of "heard experts are predicting your death" cards. it's in the shoebox collection. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you guys excited for -- march madness? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: very exciting. congratulations to the
arkansas-pine bluff golden lions, who beat winthrop in the opening round of the ncaa tournament. now they get the great honor of being blown out by duke on friday. so, it's really exciting. [ laughter ] oh, listen to this, guys. there's a new iphone app for doctors that takes them through the checklist of how to treat a heart attack patient. it's expected to sell well. but not as well as the other app, the list of doctors to avoid because they downloaded the heart attack app. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: and finally, president obama went on fox news tonight to pitch his plan for health care reform. obama going on fox news? that's like john edwards going on "the marriage ref." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show. give it up for the roots! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: yeah!
wow, we have a great show. thanks so much. before we get this started. everyone here at the show is so excited about march madness that people are filling out the brackets, choosing their teams -- it's a big deal. and technically, i mean, every year -- technically, this is our second year, so not really every year, but it counts. [ light laughter ] every year, we like to pick a team we can get behind and root for. and last year, we picked the 16th-seeded university of tennessee at chattanooga to go all the way and win the ncaa tournament. it was really fun, had a pep rally, we got to meet some of the players. we skyped with their head coach, don schulman before the game, but sadly the mocks lost to connecticut in the first round. [ light laughter ] now, last year, a lot of people said i should have chosen for my home state of new york. so this year that's exactly what i'm going to do. [ cheers and applause ] the team we're backing this year is a favorite among bracketologists. and believe me, i've done a lot of bracketological research. [ light laughter ] so, i'm glad to announce the 2010 "late night with jimmy fallon" pick, the sienna saints.
[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: now, sienna -- sienna is a school that i'm very familiar with. it's in albany, new york. it's very close to where i grew up. [ cheers ] my sister, gloria went to sienna. i myself applied to sienna, and i didn't get in. [ laughter ] that doesn't matter now. none of it matters. all that matters is that the 13th-seeded sienna saints have a very realistic chance of beating the fourth-seeded purdue boilermakers in the first round of the tourney on friday. yeah, they're going up against purdue, so it's going to be tough. but they're our official pick for this year's ncaa tournament. so that means they're going to go all the way. go saints! [ cheers and applause ] we got a fantastic show tonight. the talented young actress from the new film, "the runaways," dakota fanning is here, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] she's fantastic in this movie. [ cheers and applause ] fantastic in every movie. from the critically acclaimed show "flash forward" actor joseph fiennes is joining us.
[ cheers and applause ] he's awesome, too. "flash forward" is like a "lost" type of thing. it's a cool show. and we got music from the xx, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] this is going to be great. they're from london. they're great. it's going to be good. they're a rock and roll band. but, of course, today is st. patrick's day. i'm very excited here. i sit in with the audience there. [ light laughter ] yeah, this is what normal people wear. is this right? it's on wrong, yeah. there you go. this is what people wear on their heads. is that on right or wrong? [ laughter ] >> steve: it looks good. >> jimmy: it does? >> steve: yeah, it's a good look. >> jimmy: look at the audience. a lot of people have stuff like on there. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: there you go. >> jimmy: lots of partying going on right now. it's st. patrick's day, you guys. but not only that, we also happen to be right in the middle
of spring break. so in honor of this cosmic alignment -- [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: -- i wrote a little song about this. i hope you don't mind. i would like to play it for you guys right now. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: it's an old irish drinking song that me grandfather wrote after visiting the rolling hills of daytona beach. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: this song is called "irish spring breaker." [ light laughter ] roots?
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>> jimmy: welcome back, everyone. and thank you so much for watching our show. i appreciate it. everyone, i'm so excited. coming up is my favorite game. this game is amazing. if you like carpets and you like samples, you're going to love this. the game we call "wheel of carpet samples." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: look at this beautiful wheel, so many carpet samples. let's give it up for tonight's lucky contestants. come on over, you guys! [ cheers and applause ] how does it feel to be contestants on "wheel of carpet samples," the only game show on tv called "wheel of carpet samples?" [ light laughter ] >> great. >> jimmy: phenomenal, feels good, yeah. good. now, in case, if you don't the rules, here's a quick refresher on this wheel we have dozens of carpet samples, only the best varieties, of course. we have western chestnut, toasted elk --
[ light laughter ] dirty snorkel. [ light laughter ] shamrock shake -- [ cheers and applause ] and, of course, tonight's mystery sample. ♪ steve, can you tell us what tonight's mystery sample is? >> steve: tonight's mystery sample is beige. [ laughter ] [ scattered applause ] >> jimmy: very, very good. now, hi, there. what is your name, and where are you from? >> i'm elise, and i'm from texas. >> jimmy: very good. welcome, welcome to the show. audience, you ready to help elise out here. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: all right, let's spin that wheel of carpet samples! all right, go for it. give it a good spin. there you go, perfect. oh -- gave it a little half spin. perfect. that's the secret move sometimes. a lot of people win on that half spin. where it ends up, no one knows.
perfect, right there -- ellio's pizza! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: ellio's pizza. look at this right here, perfecto. gorgeous. that means your score is 15,742. [ buzzer ] you know what that sound means -- it's time for the speed round. which means, it's time for a carpet sample fun fact. >> carpet sample fun fact -- benjamin franklin invented the rocking chair. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: now, keep that in mind. might come in handy later. now, if you'll just go out to the end of the line there, congratulations. hey, buddy, how are you doing, where are you from? >> i'm austin from beaver dam, virginia. >> jimmy: what's your name? >> austin. >> jimmy: austin from beaver dam? >> yes. >> jimmy: virginia? very good. cool, man. all right, well, very good. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: she's got 15,742 points. which is the most you can possibly get. you think you can top it? >> i think so. >> jimmy: all right. very, very good. [ light laughter ] all right, here we go, austin. what sample do you have your eye on? >> oh, man. >> jimmy: a lot of goodies on
that one. >> damp kilt. >> jimmy: ooh, damp kilt! >> that does look good. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, that is pretty good right there. that is a good one. fair enough. okay, audience, let's help him out. let's spin that wheel of carpet samples! go for it, austin. good man, buddy. [ cheers and applause ] there's a spin right there, good man. be careful not to get rug burn. you don't want to get too close. [ laughter ] you don't want to get too close. you been partying today? >> i want that carpet. >> jimmy: okay, all right. you're focused. [ laughter ] you are focused. oh, no! hallway mystique. hallway mystique. very, very nice. let me pull this off here. wait, you know what that means, hallway mystique. let's put three seconds on the clock. you know how it works. when i say go, you have to name as many things as you possibly can. ready, go! >> cats, burglars, rails, people, hair -- ahh! [ buzzer ] >> jimmy: sorry. [ laughter ] forgot dragons. we were looking for dragons. so sorry. [ laughter ]
>> jimmy: your score is 607. please step back to the end of the line. we'll see you later, austin. thanks for playing, austin. good man. hey, come on over. pal, how are you. >> all right, doing good. >> jimmy: very, very nice. you got some good stuff. you're dressed up. >> yes, yes. >> jimmy: yes. oh, my gosh. this has turned out -- no, that's all right, no. have you been out all day? >> yes. >> jimmy: very good. what is your name, and where are you from? >> russell doyle from staten island, new york. >> jimmy: oh, very good. ♪ oh, you know what that sound means. it's time for a quick word from our sponsor. ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ jimmy:dinosaurswearingpants.com, the official website of wheel of carpet samples. [ laughter ] all right, buddy. now, time to -- if you don't mind, spin that wheel of carpet samples! go for it, buddy. come on, give it a good spin,
pal. [ cheers and applause ] good man. thank you, very much. very good. very delicate spin. delicate touch. here we go. for staten island, it's going to land on -- toucan surprise. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] toucan surprise -- now, as you know, tonight is the premier of 17th season of world of carpet samples. it's been a wild ride. [ light laughter ] to celebrate, let's take a look back at some of the most memorable moments in wheel of carpet samples history in tonight's carpet sample retrospective. >> carpet sample retrospective. ♪ ♪ there are times you feel stuck on that same old ride ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ when you're knocked down ♪ >> jimmy: ah, memories. now, this is one of the closest matches in the long and storied history of wheel of carpet
samples. higgins, who is tonight's winner? >> steve: tonight's winner on wheel of carpet samples is -- contestant number two! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you're the winner! very good! now, what did he win, higgins? >> well, jimmy, he won a carpet sample. this is sample of carpet is the perfect thing to throw out a window of your building. this way, someone on the street will be like, "hey, who just threw a carpet sample out of their window? that's dangerous. i'm reporting you to the police." jimmy? >> jimmy: unbelievable. that's beautiful. you psyched? >> i'm psyched. i'm going to put this right on my wall. >> jimmy: oh, god! fantastic. it's a perfect place for carpet. >> exactly. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: unfortunately, that means you guys lost, and will not be taking home any carpet samples. [ audience aws ] so sorry. here on wheel of carpet samples, no one goes home empty-handed so, steve, tell them about tonight's consolation prize. >> steve: tonight's consolation prize is a $300 gift certificate to the apple store. [ laughter and applause ] this $300 gift certificate is worth $300.
and can be redeemed for $300-worth of merchandise at any apple store. jimmy? >> jimmy: yeah. so sorry. so sorry. thank you for playing, though. >> thank you. >> jimmy: how do you feel? you're the big winner. [ laughter ] >> this is just -- it's like -- the best thing in the world. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. well, i'm just kidding. you get the gift certificate, as well. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's all the time we have. we'll all see you next time on wheel of carpet samples! we'll be right back with dakota fanning, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ...so now you can get a great deal on any volkswagen... green one! oh. [ chuckles ] ...like our award-winning cc... white one! [ chuckles ] ...or the fuel-efficient jetta... red one! ...or the tiguan... black one! oh!! two for flinching. plus, every volkswagen includes no-charge scheduled carefree maintenance. silver one! [ groans ] on any volkswagen? [ exhales, sighs ] yeah. [ male announcer ] with great deals on all 13 models... silver one!
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>> jimmy: please welcome -- young lady, miss dakota fanning, everybody! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> hi, how are you? >> jimmy: welcome to the show. >> thank you. >> jimmy: good. yeah, i saw you yesterday, actually. >> i know, i was here with kristen. >> jimmy: cool. you guys were hanging out? >> we were. >> jimmy: are you guys besties? >> i'm a little afraid to say that to you, i think. >> jimmy: yeah, because me and kristen are besties. >> you're bffs, right? >> jimmy: yeah, were bffs. >> yeah, bffls. >> jimmy: we're bffls, but we can be besties. >> we can -- she didn't like besties, right? >> jimmy: no. >> she likes the bff, so we can be besties. >> jimmy: okay, good. all right, totally awesome. i'm so excited.
[ laughter ] now, fanning -- is that irish? >> it is! >> jimmy: so you're irish. happy st. patty's day! >> happy st. patrick's day. >> jimmy: very good, you have a nice -- >> i'm wearing a green ring. >> jimmy: ah, gorgeous. very, very nice. very cool. you grew up in georgia, right? >> i did. i'm from georgia. >> jimmy: i know savannah, they have a crazy blow out. >> and they dye the river green there. >> jimmy: yeah. that's like -- >> i've never been, but -- >> jimmy: yeah, it's almost like new york city where people are just barfing green all over the sidewalk. [ laughter ] have you been outside today? >> i've been in the car like, pretty much all day, because the traffic is crazy outside, and there is like green everywhere. everybody's having a good time. >> jimmy: i mean, since this morning, i think at like 9:00 in the morning, everyone just came out -- probably earlier than that, that's when i was driving around. i was like, "oh my gosh, just awesome." just such an electric feeling out there. >> it is. it's really nice. i wish i was like, out and about, but you know. i'm here with you. >> jimmy: that's even better. >> that's even better. >> jimmy: even better. thank you. [ applause ] you were great in this movie, "the runaways," and there was one scene in particular i saw
when you were doing -- because you play 15 years old. >> i do. >> jimmy: in the movie. which looks older in the '70s when kids were 15. >> right. >> jimmy: but you play cherie currie from the group the runaways and in this -- you do like a talent show at your high school where you're totally david bowie. and paint your face, you're dead-serious, and really like -- and everyone is booing and throwing things at you. >> yep, i know. that's because i'm kind of cherie kind of accepts that she doesn't mind being a weirdo or you know, she like dares to be different. and i love that scene. it was so fun to do. >> jimmy: and the script -- i know this script you actually saw from the ground-up. and you watched it get written and it went around and you didn't know who was going to make it -- the director -- right, you were signed for this for a while back, right? >> yeah, i was. and kristen was before me. and then i was approached, too. i didn't know a lot about the runaways, a lot of people in my generation don't know a lot about them. and i read the script and then watched the live in japan videos of them performing and saw
cherie performing "cherry bomb," and that's kind of when i knew i really wanted to do it, and wanted to tell cherie's story, because i don't think a lot of people know it. and she is such an amazing woman, and to get to play her was an honor. >> jimmy: did you get to talk to her and be friends with her? >> i did. i did, yeah. >> jimmy: kind of fun. >> yeah, couldn't be better. >> jimmy: fun for her, too. i mean, dakota fanning's playing her in a movie, pretty awesome. but it's like, she wrote this book, as well. >> yeah, it's based on her book. >> jimmy: okay. so many stories. let's see if i can get a good picture in here. there you go. normal 15-year-old there. [ laughter ] >> with her cherry tattoo, and she still has it. >> jimmy: does she really? >> uh-huh. >> i mean, it's full-on rock star. kind of a departure for you, i'd say. >> definitely different. i've always wanted to play a real person before, too. >> jimmy: well, you've played other real people before. >> no -- a real-life person that's actually there, you know what i mean? i wanted to play someone who could be on the set, and i was really lucky that you know, she supported me in the film and supported the film.
and -- >> jimmy: yeah. >> -- wanted to be there as much as she could. >> jimmy: you were so good. i mean, really went for it. and it was like -- it's really convincing. >> thanks. >> jimmy: did you sing all of it? >> i did. i did. >> jimmy: god, that's a lot of pressure. >> definitely was, just because these songs are all so iconic to a lot of people, and cherie has a really unique voice and a really specific voice and you have to get that right. >> jimmy: yeah. >> so she was there to help me. >> jimmy: oh, really? she came to the set and all that stuff. >> yeah, and when i went to the recording studio she was there. >> jimmy: pressure. i would say "don't come." i'd be like, "don't come, tomorrow i'm gonna be you." >> she asked me. she asked me. but i was like, "of course, you have to be there. i need you!" >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. i would freak out. that would be crazy. but i love that you did the -- the choreography and all that stuff. it was like perfectly done. very choreographed move. >> especially "cherry bomb." it's like specific moves she did every time she performed it. so i had to get that stance down. >> jimmy: yeah, and you nailed it perfectly. the one thing i loved that you did was the microphone swing.
>> yes, which was a big deal. cherie taught me how to do that, she's famous for that. >> jimmy: yeah, so weirdly enough, we have a microphone with a wire. and i was wondering if you could just -- [ cheers and applause ] if you don't mind, show me how to -- >> yeah! >> jimmy: you don't mind, okay. >> i don't mind. i'll do my best. make cherie proud, i hope. okay. >> jimmy: sorry. maybe we'll get a little rock and roll, roots? ♪ >> jimmy: whoa! hey! all right. ♪ now, how do i do it? >> swing it around. >> jimmy: yep. all right. here we go. >> gotta give it a good try. >> jimmy: do i start up here? >> start off with it in this hand. >> jimmy: okay. that's hard enough for me there. and then -- >> swing it to your other hand. >> jimmy: like that? >> yep. now you've got to hold your leg out.
>> jimmy: okay. >> oh, there you go. and wrap it around. and catch it with your other hand. almost. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: let me try it again. let me try it again. right here. here. right? >> yep. swing it. ♪ [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: and like this. let me try it again. >> okay. >> jimmy: swing it over here and then around like that? do i swing? hey. hey, guys. ♪ you've got to come back, all right? >> yeah. >> jimmy: we're with dakota fanning. when we come back, we're going to answer video questions from fans when we come back. we have to break. can we do it one more time? [ cheers and applause ] ♪ it's kind of incredible, wit even mind being on hold. female voice: please hold i can check my email... pay some bills...
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we're back, everybody. we're back with dakota fanning, who stars with kristen stewart in the new film, "the runaways," which opens nationwide this friday. we got a bunch of people to send in video questions. >> great. >> jimmy: to ask you, is that cool? >> yeah, it's great. >> jimmy: all right, cool. they went to "late night with jimmy fallon" and sent it in, so, let's take a look at -- first one up is edith. >> hi, my name is edith and is this a question for dakota fanning. did you find it difficult or
really easy to sing and of the songs on "the runaways" soundtrack? either by yourself, with kristen stewart or for the actual "runaway" set? see ya. >> jimmy: very, very nice. >> so cute. yeah, i -- obviously it was difficult to sing the songs, just because, like i said, they're so iconic, and i think "cherry bomb" was probably the one i was most nervous about, just because so many people know it and love it. and also, you just feel that responsibility to do the best that you can, and cherie, like i said, they're watching. and joan is watching, so i would say that was the most nerve-racking one probably. >> jimmy: well, you did a great job. you knocked it out of the park. very, very good. we're going to talk to zack now. >> okay. >> hi, dakota, my name is zack, and i live in georgia. i'm a long-time fan of yours. and i was just wondering, do you miss living in georgia, or do you prefer it out in california? >> oh. well, yeah, i'm from georgia. my whole -- most of my family lives there. and georgia is my home. i'm definitely a southern girl. and i live in l.a. because it's kind of where you have to live
if you do what i do. and i've come to love that, too. but i definitely still considering myself a georgia girl. >> jimmy: very, very cool. all right, i like that. that's a great answer. natasha? >> hi, jimmy. hi, dakota. okay. my question is, dakota, what is your favorite thing you like to do when you're not working, or going to school? are you crafty, do you like to play video games, or do you just hang out with your family and friends and just chill out? okay, thank you very much. bye! >> oh, that's so nice. well, what i love to do, i love to watch the reality shows on tlc. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> such as "little people, big world," "l.a. ink", those shows. i stayed up last night to watch kat von d and i fell asleep, and i almost cried, because i love kat von d. and i saw her driving and i almost passed out on the side of the road. and so, yeah. i love watching those reality show. >> jimmy: i love reality shows, too. i do a lot of that. you need a lot of downtime. because in this movie, you were
15 when you shot this movie. and some pretty steamy scenes, i would say, kind of. you know, especially with kristen, even. >> yep. >> jimmy: you had some steamy scenes with her. >> yep, yep. >> jimmy: so you would go from the movie set to back to being a 15-year-old in 2010. >> watching tlc reality shows. >> jimmy: exactly. that's what you do, yeah. yeah, you do need that to come back down. yeah. we have one more video question from a special friend of ours. >> hi, dakota. i think that you're amazing, and i'm such a huge fan. from everything. not just "twilight." and i was wondering, what's it like to kiss kristen stewart? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: there you are. of course she's going to ask that. we had to burn you on that. >> she had to. of course. >> jimmy: yeah. >> what's it like to kiss kristen stewart? um, it was pretty great. pretty wonderful. >> jimmy: was it weird? was it interesting? because you guys did "twilight" together. >> we did, yeah. we're definitely not kissing in a "twilight" movie. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: okay, good. we know that for a fact.
yeah, that's not going to happen. >> not giving away any secrets there. >> jimmy: okay, good. perfect. yeah, yeah, yeah. but that -- it must have been a little awkward, when it's like you and your buddy. or -- >> it's almost not as awkward, because it's like you're friends, you're like, "we gotta just do this thing," and you know, it's like done and you move on. >> jimmy: that's what i say all the time to higgins. [ laughter ] and -- >> jimmy: we usually just don't talk for a week or something. but we get it done. well pal, you did get the job done. you killed in this movie. you're so great in this movie. everyone has to check out "the runaways." opens everywhere friday, march 19th. dakota fanning, fantastic in this movie, check it out. be right back with joseph fiennes, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody! thank you so much for watching. our next guest is a talented actor whose credits include "shakespeare in love" and "running with scissors," apparently he can be seen starring in the abc show "flash forward," which air thursdays, at 8:00 p.m. please welcome joseph fiennes, everybody! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> i feel naked without the green, and i was running around going, "i don't have a tie, i don't have a ring, so i grabbed a celery." >> jimmy: a piece of celery.
>> happy st. patrick's, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's fantastic. that's very, very green. did you ever spend time in ireland, at all? >> i did, i was brought up in ireland, in the '70s. great place to be with the big bell bottomed players and things like that. >> jimmy: oh, were you really? >> loved it. >> jimmy: what part of ireland? >> i was in county cork, in the south. beautiful place, wonderful people, generous, loving. first learned to ride my bicycle there, and it was all going really well, until i was educated by the nuns, who have a tendency to thrash you. it's very hard if you get out of line. and so much, so i think i had a bamboo cane taken to me, and was thrashed till it broke. >> jimmy: were you really? >> yeah, it still didn't take away my love of "river dance" or anything like that. [ laughter ] but, yeah, i think a couple of times i was found clinging to a statue of our lady. what greater savior to grab hold to in an hour of need than our lady, telling the nuns to [ bleep ] and -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's one way to get caned, yeah. >> why was i getting caned? now i figured it.
>> jimmy: yeah, that's probably why. absolutely. >> don't tell them to [ bleep ]. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. now, i remember i got in trouble once. i think a nun either tried to hit me or hit my knuckles with a ruler or something like that. and my mom went in the next day and like just yelled at everybody. and now everyone's afraid of my mom, yeah. >> oh, yeah? >> jimmy: yeah. so then, they never hit me ever again. absolutely, yeah. my mom ran the school from then on. >> i like your mum. i like your mum. >> jimmy: yeah, i know. i was a mama's boy. >> if only she was around in ireland with me. >> jimmy: she'd totally get your back. absolutely, whatever you needed. yeah, absolutely. do they celebrate st. paddy's day in ireland that big? >> yeah, they do. it's huge. and in new england, too. but, although, it's kind of like every friday night for us. so what's the fuss? [ laughter ] it's like a friday night at the pubs. it's swimming with vomit. >> jimmy: i actually got a couple pints for us here so we can -- [ cheers and applause ] >> beautiful. >> jimmy: ice cold. cheers. happy st. patrick's day, everybody. >> st. paddy's day, everybody. >> jimmy: nothing like drinking at work. >> that is beautiful. >> jimmy: yeah. you know, they crack an egg in that back in ireland, and it's a meal. pretty much.
>> jimmy: no, do they really? so where are my eggs? >> we could have some eggs -- >> jimmy: you crack an egg, like, a raw egg? >> yeah, a raw egg, bit of vitamin, start work. >> jimmy: no. >> yeah, that's what -- i've seen at the pubs. >> jimmy: you ever drink -- for work before, during work? >> one time i did a play at the royal court in london. and it was a play that took place in a pub. and one night, we thought it would be great fun if we drank real beer. it's be brilliant. why don't we do that, it's kind of method. >> jimmy: yeah. >> terrible. absolutely terrible. >> jimmy: dude is getting wasted. >> completely wasted and drunk. "and what's my line?" [ slurring ] and then laughing. it was terrible. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> people walking out. and it was -- don't drink at work! >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. [ light laughter ] you know, except for here. you're allowed to drink here. yeah. you did something in new york that a lot of new yorkers haven't done -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: people don't mind if we forget our lines here or laugh, yeah. it's a very cool thing. you swam in the hudson river. >> i did. i did a sort of road movie on water that took place here in new york a couple years ago. >> jimmy: wow. >> and the water was a little bit like this at times. that kind of color. >> jimmy: yeah.
>> and i got -- you know, i thought the challenge was great. and then i realized that i had probably bitten off more than i could chew at a couple of points. we were at this place about 50 miles north of here, and there were a lot of dead fish. you know, and i said -- there was a couple of guys nearby in a boat that would save me if i was drowning. -- i said, "hey, are you noticing there's a lot of dead fish here?" they're like, "yeah, joe, we're at a place called indian point. here behind you is a big huge cement building, and that's a nuclear reactor. don't be alarmed. two years ago, it leaked." >> jimmy: oh, my god. >> and i used to get home from work thinking i had this healthy glow, thinking this swimming's really working out. >> jimmy: you were literally glowing in the dark. [ light laughter ] >> i'm toxic. i'm telling you. >> jimmy: dude, you might have super powers. that's kind of cool, man. >> yeah, it was great. well, i wish those super powers would work. because i went down to the where the statue of liberty was, and i obviously got too close. there was this sort of iconic wide shot with me swimming past the statue of liberty, and i thought, oh, this is so cool, and the camera was miles away. and then suddenly, this speedboat came up and -- "get out of the water." what are you doing?" "get out!" i said, "how could i get out? i'm swimming."
so i get out. there's a huge machine gun on me, these guys. >> jimmy: is that right. >> they obviously thought i was a threat to the statue of liberty. [ light laughter ] the coast guard. i was like, "guys, we're making a movie." then, "oh, you're making a movie!" >> jimmy: maybe if you grew like 500 times your size, with the radioavivity. you're like, bigger than the statue of liberty. like, "joseph finnes, he's fighting the statue of liberty. this is so weird. [ laughter ] >> i know -- >> jimmy: i've got to stop swimming in the hudson. yeah, absolutely. we've got to talk about "flash forward" because it's really cool. it's on abc. and it's like, i've got to say it's kind of like a -- well, i mean, you could explain it. but i think what i know is, there is a blackout. everyone blacks out for two minutes. >> that's right. 2 minutes, 17 seconds, the entire world blacks out. they come to, the majority of those people have had a vision of themselves in the future several months down the line, and that date is april 29th, 2010. so this -- when we come back to the episode, we'll see all of those people, their visions and how they come true. how they -- avoid them. a lot of them might be avoiding their death. a lot of them want to embrace a relationship that might be happening. >> jimmy: how far in the future?
>> so it's several months. it's october the 6th is the blackout. then it's -- it's january 29th -- or not january, april 29th, 2010. sorry, i'm having a little blackout with this. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: no, no problem. yes, so people feel a blackout and see what's going to happen in the future, but not 30 years in the future. >> no, there was a book which had many years in the future, but for tv, it's a few months. and it's all about them, the moral issues of how to avoid your impending fate. it's self-fulfilling prophecy. it's an amazing premise of a show. >> jimmy: it's brilliantly done. yes. it's very thoughtful show. what's going to happen season two? any spoilers? >> season two, if you keep watching, we'll go into season two. so fingers crossed for going to season two. [ light laughter ] we've been on hiatus, thanks to the curling at the winter olympics, which everyone's fascinated by. >> jimmy: fascinating television. >> amazing. "oh, what a production! curling!" [ laughter ]
>> jimmy: this is unbelievable! rewind it! rewind it! >> so now we're back to reality, and the show kicks off in an explosive way. and it basically answers all of the questions that the first half of the season set up. so it's knocking those down, and we have an explosive end, which i hope is enough of a cliff hanger to bring us back to a second season. >> jimmy: definitely. well, you got to come back with us. this is really good. joesph finnes, cheers. happy st. patrick's day. >> thank you. happy st. paddy's day! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: "flash forward" airs thursdays, at 8:00 p.m. on abc. the xx performs next! come on back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. we've got a great show coming up tomorrow night. the beautiful lucy liu will be here. [ cheers and applause ] rock icon gene simmons will be stopping by. [ cheers and applause ] and we're going to be breaking some world records with universal record database. so hope to see you back tomorrow night. it's going to be awesome. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: but first -- but first, our next guests were one of the breakout rock bands of last year. they're still getting big buzz for their self-titled debut album. here with the song "islands," please welcome the xx! [ cheers and applause ]
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